Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon aren't packing up their toothbrushes just yet ... their Bel Air mansion -- which they thought was sold -- is BACK on the market, TMZ has learned.
Real estate sources tell us an out-of-state-buyer had negotiated a deal to buy the pad for about $10M -- it had been listed for just under $13 mil -- but had a change of heart.
We're told the client didn't give a reason -- just simply backed out of the deal.
As we told you ... the house sits on 3 acres and has a movie theater, a gym, an indoor basketball court and a putting green.
Did we mention curb appeal?
I'm Done with L.A.
Wanna Buy My Home for $100 Mil?
7/28/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Petra Ecclestone -- the fashion designer and daughter of a Formula One billionaire who plunked down $85 Mil on Aaron Spelling's mega-mansion just 3 years ago -- wants to unload the property, but ONLY to someone who will pay more than the most expensive house in L.A.
Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Ecclestone and her husband are moving back to London and want to unload the 57,000 square foot Holmby Hills estate. She's given 5 top L.A. realtors a secret listing ... aka a pocket listing.
Petra -- who came to L.A. hoping to be the next big socialite thing -- bought the mansion from Candy Spelling for $85 mil. Petra spent a fortune redoing the joint, and now she's got a price ... and it's astronomical.
Petra wants AT LEAST as much as the most expensive property in L.A. -- it's called Fleur de Lys, and it sold in March for $102 MIL. To give you an idea ... it has a ballroom that accommodates 650 rich souls.
We're guessing part of the problem might be the fact that Petra and her hubby have one kid, and maybe 57,000 square feet is a little too big.
Bel Air is for Princes
Not for Queens
7/26/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon just freed up a big chunk of Bel Air, selling their massive estate and pocketing a few mil in the process.
The couple sold the 3 acre, 7-bedroom Colonial for a skosh over $10 mil, which sounds impressive, but it's 3 million LESS than what they wanted. Nonetheless, they bought it for $7 mil in 2009 so they won't be apartment hunting in the Valley.
In case you want to know what you missed out on ... the house has a movie theater, a gym, an indoor basketball court and a putting green.
Unless Miley Cyrus bought the house, it's likely the monogram at the bottom of the pool will be deep six'd.
Real estate sources tell us ... M&N plan to ditch the left coast ... for NYC.
My Landlord PAINTED Over
7/24/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sean Stewart is ready to fight his landlord in court who is going after him for back rent ... claiming she shamelessly painted over dangerous mold ... mold that made him sick.
Stewart's landlord posted an eviction notice on Sean's door July 16, after he failed to pay July rent totaling $2,995. Stewart says he bailed a month ago because of the mold danger.
Stewart says he had the money to pay but didn't because it's his legal right ... he complained several times about the mold but all the landlord did was paint over it. So Sean exercised his right under California law to move out without giving notice ... because the apt. posed a serious health risk.
He says he's been feeling weak for months and developed red blisters on his skin ... all because of the mold.
We reached out to Stewart's landlord for comment ... so far, no word back.
Jimmy Choo Founder
Sues Interior Designer
Your Work isn't Fit For a Frat House!
7/23/2014 2:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman who co-founded Jimmy Choo just scored a legal victory against her famous interior designer, claiming he charged her around $2 MILLION for work that "would not be acceptable in a college frat house."
Tamara Mellon's designer lawsuit against Martyn Lawrence Bullard -- who appeared on Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators" -- will NOT be dismissed ... so ruled an L.A. judge on Wednesday.
Mellon claims Bullard is a media whore who flaunts his A-list clientele -- including Christina Aguilera, Cher, Aaron Sorkin and Eva Mendes -- and then grossly overcharges and delivers a shoddy product.
Mellon hired Bullard to decorate her swanky NYC apartment and her Hamptons home. She says when he was done, bookshelves were falling apart, a wall speaker was painted over, wallpaper was peeling off walls, the chandelier was dangling like a death trap, and on and on.
To make matters worse, she claims he was grossly over budget for the Hamptons house and when she complained he said, "I cannot possibly work on a limited budget."
Mellon says in her lawsuit -- filed by Eric George -- Bullard had the audacity to charge $35,000 for 8 chairs that he bought from a mall chain store.
And get this ... she says he misjudged the size of a piece of marble he ordered for her NYC apartment, so it had to be lifted by crane. She says he not only charged her to foot the bill for the crane fee, he added a 67% fee for himself.
They appeared together -- huggy huggy and kissy kissy -- back in 2011 on Bullard's Bravo show, "Million Dollar Decorators."
He's NOT Buying
Rancho Mirage House
7/23/2014 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There are lots of reports circulating that President Obama is in escrow to buy a house in the exclusive Rancho Mirage gated community which the likes of Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope called home -- NOT TRUE.
The house in question is listed at $4.25 million and escrow is supposed to close at the end of the month.
Sources close to the President who are familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... he and Michelle have never even seen the house and have definitely not made an offer. What's more ... we're told the Obamas will NOT live in the desert when his presidency ends.
And there's this ... the Obamas have relied heavily on their famed interior decorator Michael S. Smith. We're told 6 months ago someone who was looking at the house asked Smith to come along to give his opinion.
We're told Smith made it clear ... he didn't like the house AT ALL. It's pushed up against the mountain, it doesn't have a lot of light and it's just not that stylish. The buyer passed.
Robin Thicke & Paula Patton
House Up for Sale
Can You Say, Final Nail?
7/22/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If Robin Thicke's begging ever works, and he actually gets back together with Paula Patton -- they'll be living somewhere new -- their Bel Air home is officially on the market.
TMZ has confirmed the 3,158 square foot home was listed Monday with an asking price of $2,985,000.
It was originally purchased by Robin's dad, Alan Thicke back in 1990 for a paltry $910,000 -- though we're told Robin's name is now on the deed.
We're told neither Paula or Robin has officially moved out of the 2-story crib -- with awesome views over Sunset Blvd -- though we know they haven't slept under the same roof since separating in February.
The pad includes a recording studio where Robin may have worked on songs like "Blurred Lines," "Lost Without You," and "Get Her Back" -- which he obviously hasn't.
The question: If you're a newlywed couple looking for a house -- would you dare?
Cops Talk to Condo Residents
About Citizen's Arrest
7/22/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's trail of liquor and litter at his Beverly Hills condo has set his neighbors off ... and now we know the cops have talked to them about placing the singer under citizen's arrest.
TMZ broke the story ... cops came to the condo 6 TIMES over the weekend -- 4 times for excessive noise in the middle of the night. Bieber partied hard -- 75 guests on Saturday night and 20 on Sunday.
The pictures on the rooftop deck tell only part of the story. People in the building tell TMZ ... the hallways and elevators reeked of pot. And several guests say drug use was obvious.
One person says, "There were bimbos lining up to do drugs in the lobby bathroom."
Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops have spoken to residents, Bieber and his management to resolve the situation.
We're told police informed residents cops can't make an arrest for a misdemeanor if they don't see it happen ... but the residents can take matters into their own hands by placing Bieber under arrest.
Goodbye Job ... So Long House
7/21/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jillian Michaels is a quitter ... after announcing she's leaving "The Biggest Loser" ... she's high-tailing it out of the Hollywood Hills.
Real estate sources tell TMZ ... Michaels just sold her 3-bedroom modern for $2.15M ... her asking price. Her real estate agent was none other than Reza Farahan from "Shahs of Sunset."
Pretty cool pad ... gourmet kitchen and an outdoor pool. A little surprising ... no home gym.
We're told Michaels is headed for the 'Bu -- where gyms are unnecessary because everyone's already skinny and beautiful.
WWE Star Nikki Bella
Showing Off Her Doorknobs
To 'Total Divas' Co-Star
7/20/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
WWE star Nikki Bella is putting her real estate license to work ...she's already hawking houses to "celebrity" clients -- including one of her "Total Divas" co-stars.
WWE diva Cameron -- aka Ariane Andrew -- is looking to buy a place in L.A. with her boyfriend ... so she tasked Nikki with the job of finding her new humble abode.
The duo checked out a bunch of places ... Cameron's leaning towards this pad in Tarzana -- featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a brand new salt water pool.
Inside Rager at Mega-Mansion
7/17/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Drake threw a party after the ESPYs ... with a ton of celebs who drank and ate at one of the most outrageous estate's in L.A.
Mack Maine, Jessica Alba, Blake Griffin, Johnny Manziel, Colin Kaepernick and others partied at the home of Mohamed Hadid ... an L.A. real estate mogul who was once married to Yolanda Foster from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
It's a 50+ million dollar compound that sits on more than 2 acres. The main house -- where Drake threw the party -- is 48,000 square feet.
It's no Versailles ... but close.
Buys $1.4 Mil Pad
... Neighbors Are Pumped!!!
7/16/2014 10:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Finally, Tim Tebow's reputation is paying off -- BIG TIME -- because the neighbors in the FL community where he bought a $1.4 million pad CAN'T WAIT for the guy to move in ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The unemployed NFL quarterback just snatched up a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home in a private community in Jacksonville ... and he's being welcomed with open arms.
We spoke to several neighbors who were all super-pumped about Tim ... with one telling us, "Everyone's excited for him to move in, he seems like a nice man who will make a great neighbor. Our friends are more excited than anyone else!"
Another neighbor told us, "We've had athletes living in the area before who PARTY ... but I can't envision any parties based on his character."
As for the home, it's nothing too fancy ... 6,500 square feet ... lots of brick features ... and it's right next to one of his favorite golf courses.
Are WAY Smarter than You
7/15/2014 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The drunken 'hooligans' who got arrested after throwing beer bottles at Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion are anything but slackers ... they are heroes and brainiacs who could shame anyone in an SAT face-off.
You'll recall, the trio was busted when they allegedly flipped off Taylor's security guards after hurling the brewski bottles.
So check out the ne'er-do-wells.
-- Tristan Kading, 28, a master of science in chemical oceanography conferred by MIT. He also received the Richard Montgomery Award for Achievement in Mathematics.
-- Emily Kading, 26, Nuclear Scientist specializing in agriculture and natural resources. She's studying to be a nuclear physicist.
As for Michael Horrigan -- the 29-year-old was working on a ferry crew on the Long Island Sound last May with Tristan ... when a 12-year-old girl's canoe capsized. Both guys helped pull her to safety, and got citations from Connecticut for heroism.
They just pled not guilty to disorderly conduct.